Last Friday night, I had the honor to be part of an event called the Conservation Jam, hosted by The Center for Great Plains Studies and The Nature Conservancy, and attended by about 300 people. I was one of 15 conservationists asked to present a “big idea” to help conserve the Great Plains. There was just one catch – each of us had to give our presentation in three minutes.
Three minutes is not very long.
I thought I’d share my presentation with you. Partly because I spent a lot of time putting it together and only got to spend three minutes presenting it. (But mostly because I’m too lazy to come up with another idea for a blog post this week.) The topic of my presentation was not a new idea; if you’ve followed this blog, you’ve seen more extensive posts on similar subjects twice before, in January 2011 and February 2012. The change of focus I advocate for isn’t, by itself, going to save the Great Plains, but I do think it’s a very important part of our approach going forward.
For what it’s worth, here’s my three minute presentation: